Three University of Lynchburg students will speak at an international forum in Kazakhstan next week, taking on topics such as immigration, gender inequality, and plastic pollution. After they return, they will present their work and talk about the experience of visiting Kazakhstan at 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, in Schewel Hall room 231. The public […]
Two University of Lynchburg professors have their creative writing published in a new collection of nature writing. “Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene” features poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by nearly 50 writers. It includes a poem by English professor Dr. Laura Long and an essay by environmental science professor Dr. […]
For the past two weeks, the University of Lynchburg’s incoming first-year students have been signing up for their classes during summer orientation. This includes the first classes offered from the new DELL general education program. That means they’re signing up for classes like “How Does Music Start a Revolution?” “Humans vs. Robots: A Survival Guide,” […]
The bestselling author Celeste Ng will read from her award-winning novels at the University of Lynchburg at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in the Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow. Ng’s novels have attracted a huge number of fans in a relatively […]
Sixteenth-century England experienced a host of major changes all at once — King Henry VIII’s break with the Roman Catholic Church, a shift in land ownership, surveying technologies, mapping, and Shakespeare. Dr. Robin Bates will connect those changes in a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, in Memorial Ballroom of Hall Campus Center. “Sixteenth […]
Award-winning author Andrew Cotto ’91 originally expected to graduate as a business major when he came to Lynchburg, but it was here that he found his love for literature, a desire to tell stories, and an English degree. Today, Cotto has an MFA in creative writing from The New School and is about to publish […]
The novelist Jessie van Eerden will open the University of Lynchburg’s Fall 2018 Thornton Reading series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall. The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. Van Eerden, a West Virginia native, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English […]
In June, two Lynchburg College students are headed to Oaxaca, Mexico, under a new partnership announced this past spring between the College and the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), a public university in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.
Allyssa Compton ’21 recently spent the first spring break of her college career exploring the modern-day fame of her literary idol, Jane Austen. She is one of 13 students taking “Powers of Persuasion: Jane Austen’s Legacy,” a Westover Honors class taught by Dr. Beth Savage. In addition to reading and analyzing Austen’s books, from March […]
Nikky Finney, award-winning poet, author, and co-founder of The Affrilachian Poets, will give a Thornton reading, followed by a book signing, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.